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Thursday, November 24, 2005

Manjunath: Justice?

On Saturday (19th Nov 2005) night, our alumnus (IIM-L, 2003 batch) Manjunath Shanmugham was shot dead in Lakhimpur Khiri district, U.P. He was working in IOCL and was shot dead after he blacklisted a petrol pump for stocking adulterated oil.

I did not know him personally, does that matter?

From the Press Infomation Bureau, Govt. of India site:

“The Parliamentary Consultative Committee attached to the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas condemns the dastardly heinous murder of Shri S. Manjunath, a Sales Officer of Indian Oil Corporation posted at Lakhimpur Kheri. Shir Manjunath was a bright young officer who showed great promise and potential. Apparently he was put to death for doing his work sincerely in bringing to book some dealers indulging in malpractices. The Committee recommends to the Central and State Governments to give full support to the officers of IOC and other PSUs engaged in curbing malpractices in distribution of petroleum products to consumers and calls upon the officers of IOC and the PSUs to carry out their work with full sense of responsibility”.

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  • At 3:29 am, November 27, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I am ashamed to be an Indian. Its so sick that we are going to the extreme of killing someone innocent. I wonder what kind of a heartless guys are those who are responsible for this.

    I have stopped expecting from my government. Indians are on their own.

  • At 8:43 am, November 27, 2005, Blogger Ayan Bhattacharya said…

    The problem is the ashamed Indians withdraw in their shame, disgust and sense of propriety, and thus it is the shameless that rule.


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